Raceland, LA
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Raceland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,420 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Raceland is the 49th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Raceland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Raceland is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raceland who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), management occupations (7.47%), and sales jobs (7.25%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Raceland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Raceland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Raceland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Raceland may be for you.

The percentage of adults in Raceland with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.78% of adults in Raceland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Raceland in 2010 was $22,095, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,380 for a family of four. However, Raceland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Raceland is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Raceland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Raceland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Raceland include French Canadian, German, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Raceland is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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